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Universitetsforlaget AS
Parent company Aschehoug
Founded 2000
Country of origin Norway
Headquarters location Oslo
Key people Svein Skarheim (CEO)
Publication types books, journals
Number of employees 33 (2007)
Official website www.universitetsforlaget.no
The offices of Aschehoug and Universitetsforlaget

Universitetsforlaget AS (English: "The University Press") is a Norwegian academic publishing company, which publishes non-fiction literature and journals. Universitetsforlaget is the main academic press in Norway, and is a wholly owned independently operated subsidiary of Aschehoug.

The publishing house in its current form was established in 2000, and has two different origins: One is Universitetsforlaget, founded by Tønnes Andenæs in 1950. The second origin comes from 1982, when Aschehoug took over the publishing house Tanum-Norli, which then became a publisher of textbooks and schoolbooks named Tano. In 2000, Tano and some subdivisions of Universitetsforlaget merged. Today, the publisher is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aschehoug.

Universitetsforlaget had 33 employees in 2007. The publishing house publishes about 140 new and revised books and journals every year. The so-called Universitetsforlagets faglitterære pris ("University Press' non-fiction award") and Universitetsforlagets tidsskriftpris ("University Press' journal award") are also given by Universitetsforlaget annually.

CEOs of Universitetsforlaget through the years:

  • 2000–2002: Laila Stange
  • 2002–2005: Arne Magnus
  • 2005–2014 : Svein Skarheim
  • 2014- : Hege Gundersen

See also

Further reading

  • Egeland, Marianne: Med kunnskap skal landet bygges : Universitetsforlaget 1950–1990, 1996

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